This is probably the most beautiful red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) I have ever seen! Even with his muddy face hehehe… Maybe one in a hundred comes with a fur colour like this, and look at the thick fluffy tail…
Last year he was born in a large pine just outside my backyard, and I watched him grow up with his siblings during the summer of 2010. As nature prescribes they left the nest July/August and I haven’t seen him since, until he turns up for a photo session 12 months later!
I have earlier posted an image showing him in early June last year, with his sister in front:
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Norway////photo1215310.htm. This one was taken just after the puppies left the nest for the first time, and they are still friendly toward each others…
It was real fun to watch him exploring the childhood ground, but I never saw him enter the tree where he was born! Fortunately I was able to capture this beautiful animal running around, and this image is one in a series of around 20-25.
I was really surprised as he obviously recognized me, otherwise he would never come close to be patted and to have his nut reward!
But it was only a brief visit and I haven’t seen him since…
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siudzi (32657) 2011-11-18 2:12
What a cute picture! This little one is a very lovely subject for taking photos. Very well done and tfs!
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-11-18 2:14
Ola Pablo ,
Bom uso dos 300 mm , os detalhes do esquilo estão fantásticos , muito bonito o contraste do pelo vermelho com a vegetação verde e o azul , bons detalhes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
yquem46 (38382) 2011-11-18 2:20
So cute this little one !
A razor sharp shot, very expressive on a nice green BG
have a nice WE
ikeharel (53071) 2011-11-18 2:26
I like squirrels a lot, pitty we don't have them in Israel(would be to hot for them in Summer), and this one is really lovely.
Fantastic pose he did for you, and you managed so well taking a wonderful picture.
Kielia (22913) 2011-11-18 2:37
this is an amazingly beautiful wildlife shot accompanied by a very nice note. This squirrel is a very photogenic one – even with the mud on his face! The light and colors are superb. My compliments!
patmor (576) 2011-11-18 2:46
Joli portrait avec un modèle qui a l'air très patient et conciliant .
agulberk (3794) 2011-11-18 2:49
Hello Dear Pablo.
A great close-up of lovely cute red squirrel. Excellent colors, sharpness and perfect light managemenr. I like this wonderful photo. Congratulations.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a good friday.
daddo (22940) 2011-11-18 2:52
Hi Pablo. maybe he returned to see you (or to say hello(through you to all his TE fans.)I do enjoy your squirrel photos since they are so clear and close. The closest we have to squirrels are possums which are very avaricious and eat everything in one's garden; rose bushes, fruit trees9not just the fruit), vegetables, ornamental trees.... Regards. Klaudio.
bergese (6699) 2011-11-18 3:31
Quelle belle image...Avec un écureuil super mignon qui prend la pose.Bien fait et bien vu.
Bonne journée Isabelle
dip (23528) 2011-11-18 3:58
you have so many photos of red squirrels,that I think you are very familiar with these lovely animals,and they pose voluntary at your lense :)
thanks for sharing,
pierrefonds (55268) 2011-11-18 4:41
The squirrel is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the red squirrel posing for the photographer. The morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (55371) 2011-11-18 5:25
J'aime beaucoup l'attitude du petit rongeur. Il est superbement placé dans l'image et laisse une belle place aux couleurs de l'arrière plan. La netteté est impeccable.
papagolf21 (83476) 2011-11-18 5:26
Bonjour, cher ami Pablo,
Cet écureuil effronté est parfaitement mis en image.
Il semble nous dire : alors ! il n'y a pas de noisettes par ici ?
L'image est excellente.
clic (14342) 2011-11-18 6:29
What a likeable friend of yours that reminded your generosity and posed for "money" as exotic characters do for tourists!
Many compliments for that friendship that conveys touching sceneries.
Longroute (19392) 2011-11-18 6:45
it's understandable that he recognised you, what puzzles me is how could you recognise him! Is he so particular in comparison with all the others?
You have really a talent for squirrels portraits! (:-)
you must have had a lot of practice! (:-)
Joking apart it's a very fine photo and I'm amazed how you could frame him so close up and how he is so still watching at you as if he's posing for you!!!
A very good clarity and lovely intense colours too make the image seem professional.
allgambits (129) 2011-11-18 7:01
This is a very cute picture. Is sharp, colors are excellent.
cornejo (28567) 2011-11-18 10:24
Hi Paul, great shot of this beautiful and sympathetic friend, a beautiful image with lovely colors, good job well done, congratulations. Good night and happy weekend.
Best regards from Andalucia.
La_Tulipe (2798) 2011-11-18 10:28
Un écureuil poseur et une prise de vue bien rapprochée qui nous fait profiter des détails magnifique de cet bel animal pourtant farouche. La zone bleue azur sur laquelle il a pris place offre à la composition une couleur vive supplémentaire alors que l'ensemble est déjà hautement coloré!
Bravo c est un joli cadeau . j'ADORE !!!!
bema (26287) 2011-11-18 12:25
you surely have a good connestion th these squirrels, and especially this one, born and raised in your backyard..
splendid capture, perfect in sharpness and colors, like this scene really a lot!
have a nice weekend, see you soon, cheers Bernd
PaulVDV (20711) 2011-11-18 12:36
It's a real beauty! And very cute too.
Perfect sharpness. Splendid contrasting colours. Congratulations!
Best regards, Paul
emilbo (22262) 2011-11-18 13:08
Joliment bien capté cet écureuil, il semble très gentil jusqu'à ce qu'il ne fasse pas trop de dégâts. Il est bien mis en valeur par le bel éclairage et l'excellente qualité d'image devant un fond flou. Les couleurs sont superbes et parfaitement bien rendues.
Toutes mes félicitations et bonne fin de semaine,
npecanhuk (61604) 2011-11-18 15:11
What a lovely and beautiful picture!
I love the colors!
Composition, exposure, sharp fg and blurred bg, horizontal format and contrasts are also great!
TFS - congrats,
adores (34736) 2011-11-18 18:05
Just perfect! The pose, the colours, the focus. A great portrait for sure! Seems like a pose for your camera. You must have a huge series already:)!
jmdias (52918) 2011-11-19 0:59
very beautiful animal and your image is fabulous in colors, sharpness, light, etc.. the blue of the "ground" is very interesting in the compo too. nice job.
ChrisJ (94842) 2011-11-19 1:18
Nice catch of the inquisitive red squirrel atop the cyan structure in the fg, to give superb warm cold color contrasts. Excellent sharpness & shallow dof. Good lighting contrasts & graphism. Tfs!
jhm (135822) 2011-11-19 1:41
What a wonderful image of these red squirrel.
Exactly a statue in the garden.
Sharpness and colors are very attractive
Very well composition, excellent presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Hansaphotos (6433) 2011-11-19 3:34
The cute squirrel posing great for you. The strong blue color may seem like a foreign element in a squirrel's life, but also conveys how tame and close people this wild animal is. Excellent capture of it:) TFS. Have a nice WE.
Best regards, Erling
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-11-19 3:38
A cute picture of this red squirrel sitting as if posing for you. I like the curious eyes. Lovely image with sharpness and colors. I like the blurred background.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-11-19 3:40
simpatico animaletto ben colto in questo contesto molto colorato.
Buona la resa e il momento colto benissimo,
francio64 (38264) 2011-11-19 5:52
si tratta di Cip oppure di Ciop? :))
Simpatico scoiattolino che sembra essersi messo in posa per te.
Belli i colori di contorno che mettono in maggiore risalto il piccolo animale.
sacavem (18610) 2011-11-19 11:12
Lovely picture, i like this little squirrels eating.Excellent composition, good presentation too. TFS
Cumprimentos, have a nice weekend
UlfE (14639) 2011-11-19 12:18
A wonderful and also very colourful protrait of this handsome little squirrel. The strong green and blue colours make the photo very attactive and the sharpeness is fantastic. Your squirrel photos have actually insprired me to take some squirrel photos myself. This one inspires me to take some more. TFS and have a nice Sunday!
mvdisco (17670) 2011-11-19 13:37
Beautiful red squirrel with a nicely pose and portrait,
A sharp and clear presentation and he is so cute..
a great caught of view Pablo...
DjoleEric (0) 2011-11-19 23:05
Beautiful photos and excellent focus.
Pririodne beautiful colors and nice perspective.
Graal (95614) 2011-11-19 23:51
nice portrait of squirrel. Good composition and DOF. Photo I like. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
paololg (31448) 2011-11-20 1:06
Fantastic picture, dear Pablo, this lovely squirrel seems designed by Walt Disney! After 12 months it wanted to pose for the photographer and now is one of the most famous squirrel in TE! Wonderful photos, thanks to the perfect photo quality and the pleasantly vivid colors. BRAVO!!!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-11-20 3:41
The animal is remarkable, brought to light well by the composition, the neatness and especially the excellent well differentiated colors. Excellent quality of this interesting photo. Bravo.
Have a nice sunday
vasilpro (40861) 2011-11-20 10:02
Superb shot, lovely red squirrel, excellent POV and timing, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, well done, TfS!
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
Nicou (117324) 2011-11-21 1:53
merveilleuse image et cpatage de cet écureuil, comme il es couh, superbe son doux pelage roux sa belle queu comme il tient ses pattes, grandisoe compo e tiamge.
Bravo et maitié
pajaran (48979) 2011-11-21 4:26
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o starom prijatelju i posetiocu ...
Dobar snimak lepe veverice, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, dobar rad tele-objektivom.
Imajte lep dan i vreme.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good article about an old friend and visitor ...
Good shot squirrels beautiful, beautiful images.
Good sharpness and contrast, good performance tele-lens.
Have a nice day and time.
All the best in the new week, which has begun.
sacimar (25975) 2011-11-21 8:11
this a lovely squirrel and excellent image, you captured an great moment, I like the details and the composition, congratulations,
TopGeo (38192) 2011-11-21 8:23
Hello Pablo! Handsome and known to us now! The Squirrel gives the impression to be familiar with your camera! In posture and color combined image praise!
Giorgio (11279) 2011-11-21 10:47
- Stops us to believe that you even found a new squirrel Pablo, it's still the same and that you have tamedso that it poses just like that, in any case shoot haughtiness, bravo!
All the best.
chrislo (4151) 2011-11-21 14:18
This little squirrel is so cute that you sure would like to have him as a companion. Getting so close to him was a real privilege you had, and you couldn't allow mistakes to be made. Well, you took a flawless and precious shot of this animal who seems to be striking a pose for the camera. The colour of his fur is just fascinating and really pops against that green, and his eyes hold much warmth and affection. Great shot.
wolf38 (30560) 2011-11-21 23:03
Hello Pablo. A squirrel. Eye contact. A great shot with the camera. The photo fits into every photo magazine. Very beautiful. Absolutely worth seeing. Rgds wolfgang.
josepmarin (57591) 2011-11-22 1:20
this red squirrel is absolutely adorable!
His calm attitude about this scene makes us think that he is posing for you, because due to what you explain in your note, this beautiful creature is almost as a member of your family.
The image has a great sharpness, a perfect light and a few beautiful colors, which increase the beauty of this nice animal.
Cricri (101805) 2011-11-22 5:18
Un instant de tendresse , de sympathie, d'une joli et tendre compagnie magnifiquement mise en image, il est tout a fait adorable, j'aime votre note....j'espère qu'un jour il reviendras vous voir
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-22 11:03
Excellent and very sympatic portrait with the attitude of the animal very well collected. Good balance too with the squirrel well off-centred.
Silvio1953 (116931) 2011-11-22 12:15
Ciao Pablo, fantastic portrait of cute creature, wonderful colors, splendid light, beautiful blurry BG, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (80602) 2011-11-22 22:53
Amazing this "dirty face" !!
As if he is posing for you. Last summer I've grown a baby squirrel, which was fallen in my fireplace ! Most probably his mum had there her nest. Thanks God there was no fire.
We have grown him (or her) and put back into the nature.
TFS and best regards
subhendu_bagchi (25318) 2011-11-23 8:06
another great picture of your favourite model. Great capture with fine details of it with blurred colourful background which added depth to it. Excellent work. Tfs.
gildasjan (41084) 2011-11-23 11:42
Il est bien mignon cet écureuil qui regarde le photographe.Très bonne netteté sur les yeux.
Angshu (54919) 2011-11-24 5:45
Such a beauty & a cutie! I am curious..how did you know that it was the same kid you saw was born last year?
Fantastic sharpness & great use of DOF with the zoom
s_lush (16134) 2011-11-24 12:14
You have told us an interesting and well illustrated story about this pretty creature. Its portrait is composed and taken absolutely masterfully, with wonderful colors and perfect quality. Excellent job!
COSTANTINO (51956) 2011-11-24 12:17
Hello little animal
it is a delicate and sweet beautiful red squirrel
your shot is so amazing that this squirrel
looks alive,the contrast of the blue shows
it more impressive,greetings
you managed to take a wonderful shot
yedirenk (11244) 2011-11-24 12:46
Hi dear Pablo,
what a wonderful portrait..very lovely, very naughty and very sympathetic..an excellent shot..sharpness and clarity are superb.TFS
Royaldevon (26837) 2011-11-25 2:13
This is surely the Brad Pitt of the squirrel world! Not only is he handsome but he poses for photographs with such 'coolness'.
I love the way you have captured him looking directly at the camers, his eyes shining and his tail streaming behind, like some expensive cloak.
Excellent, sharp exposure.
Have a good day,
shevchenko (19051) 2011-11-25 3:09
Good capture to a little squirrel,
it is just very cute with a thick tail,
distinct portrait, good shoot.
danos (83621) 2011-11-25 3:55
nice the 'portrait' of the brown-red squirrel that looks like to pose for you and even more to the trekkers.Lovely snapshot with the details and the quality to are superb.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
macjake (52962) 2011-11-25 14:45
I can totally see why people have enjoyed viewing this one!
Not only for the obvious subject, but having the green in the bg, and the bright blue as a base, it just completes it in a beautiful way.
love the light that has struck the nails.
skippy007 (12510) 2011-11-25 21:55
Hello Pablo, Incredible these lovely creatures return to their place of birth & they remember you, love your note & the affection to have for these cute little animals. Beautiful wildlife shot, extraordinary colour & sharpness, well done.
maloutim (9629) 2011-11-26 16:00
Indeed a beautiful specimen ! And although I know how close you get with your friends, I didn't realize that you could recognize them after a year's absence. But, I have just read your explanation to Angshu and Donato. I see that they are just like YOUR wild pets, and they treat you with a visit, just like a nephew would do out of courtneousness :-)
Anyway, I am as much interested in the relation you have established with the nature around you as in the quality of the photos you take of it.
So these squirrels let you pat them, do they ? Do you give them names by any chance ?
Thank you so much for sharing these treasures with us.
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2011-11-27 13:37
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. My next post (in 5 minutes), dedicated to you.
gunbud (34066) 2011-11-27 19:14
What a handsome friend you have found here with his shinny red coat and distinct white markings.
These guys are much more tentative than their grey relatives and are known to be fierce fighters as many a house cat has found.
Love those over sized back paws.
danyy (0) 2011-12-07 23:51
jolies couleurs vives pour mon petit ami l'écureuil, DOF faible qui donne pas mal de relief à l'avant plan. C'est simple mais rempli de douceur, donc bien utile dans un monde brutes :-).
My kind regards.
fds (7398) 2011-12-22 22:27
a another great schot my friend with this very very little animal in foreground
great colors and great scharpnees
serp2000 (38329) 2011-12-23 1:28
)) Just a model!!! It reminds me a movie with the animals - actors. She looks like a speacking person. TFS!
Merry Christmas to you too!
I am not so orthodox man and I can celebrate this date too ))
Vasa (16742) 2011-12-24 17:12
I comment your favorite subject today in Christmas day.
Pablo, friend, have the best Christmas end the end of the year.
Sonata11 (33179) 2012-03-22 20:56
Wow!!! Awesome!!! what a gorgeous a little fellow. Fabulous shot with flawlessly executed. Perfect sharpness, clarity. Amazingly beautiful. Love iot. Congratulatio, Perfect job.
All the best,
- Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) (53744)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favorites continue... #5, My favorite photos II, SQUIRREL SQUIRREL SQUIRREL [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-18 2:03